Regardless of how we define it, first-generation students are at a disadvantage when compared to non-first-generation students. — Robert Toutkoushian
Many kids throughout Greater Houston have parents or caretakers who didn’t complete higher education after high school. These “first-generation students” could use extra support as they consider further education post-high school. Don’t reinvent the wheel! Check out these resources to help kids & families navigate the complexities of applications, financial aid, choosing a career path, and more:
- Project Grad Houston
- CaféCollege Houston
- GenesysWorks (professional internships)
- Spring Branch ISD Collegiate Challenge Toolkit
- “Guilt Is One of the Biggest Struggles First-Generation College Students Face”
You can also ask your local high school’s counselors if you can support them in their work of preparing students for graduation and beyond.
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